Hamilton cautious of conservative method
Lewis Hamilton believes it will be detrimental if he alters his method to this weekend’s United States Grand Prix regardless of the drivers’ championship being inside attain.
The Briton took the championship lead for the primary time this season on the Italian Grand Prix, and a run of 4 wins previously 5 races â€“ coupled with two retirements for Sebastian Vettel â€“ have allowed him to open up a 59 level benefit. Hamilton can theoretically wrap up the championship in Austin, however is assured the title if he finishes within the prime 4 in every of the remaining 4 races.
Regardless of such a cushty lead, Hamilton says current outcomes have proven he’s already taking the fitting method to the title run-in, and he’s cautious being extra conservative may trigger issues.
“To be sincere, there’s not likely any want for me to vary the method,” Hamilton stated. “The factors are nonetheless what you go on the market to attain, but in addition you attempt to take care of your automotive. I simply do not assume there’s any have to make any adjustments. I am not likely notably taking loopy dangers so as to be within the place I am in.
“I feel we’re simply going to attempt to proceed to do what we’re doing. After all, we wish to attempt to take care of the automotive and the engine, however I am already doing that all through the races so there’s not likely way more I can do. And I feel if generally you come off the gasoline a bit bit, you truly trigger your self extra hassle than you want.”
Hamilton attributes his present scenario to Mercedes’ reliability file in comparison with Ferrari, with Vettel shedding factors within the championship race in each Malaysia and Japan as a consequence of points.
“I may solely have dreamed of getting this sort of hole,” he stated. “Ferrari have placed on such an important problem all yr lengthy. All I can actually say is that I’ve to place it all the way down to my staff. They’ve completed an outstanding job, reliability has actually been on level. They’re simply so meticulous and that is actually why we now have the reliability we now have and the outcomes we now have been having.”